Review: “Yours for the Holiday” by DJ Jamison

TITLE: Yours for the Holiday
AUTHOR: DJ Jamison
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 168 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2017
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book


Fresh off a break-up, Remy is in no mood to share a room with his brother’s best friend during a holiday stay at home. Jason Hendricks has always treated him like a little brother to tease and taunt, all the more embarrassing because Remy has secretly crushed on the jerk since puberty. But when Jason confides he’s bisexual, Remy realizes the crush he loves to hate could be the perfect rebound.
Jason has always found Remy appealing. He didn’t handle his attraction well when he was younger, but now Remy’s a grown man and Jason’s no longer afraid of his feelings. Some playful flirtation sounds like a great way to spend Thanksgiving break, but he’s not prepared for Remy’s newfound sex appeal or his decision to make Jason his rebound fling. Jason doesn’t want to risk fallout with a family that’s always been there for him, but he’s not sure he can resist.
When the two part ways, they don’t plan to stay in touch, but soon they’re texting, trading sexy pictures and helping each other cope with family drama. Remy agrees to be his for the holiday, continuing their secret fling over Christmas, but Jason knows that won’t be enough. He’ll have to find the courage to be open and honest with his best friend — and the whole Wells family — if he wants a chance at love in the new year.

Jason is invited to spend Thanksgiving with his best friend Derek and his family. They’ve been friends since third grade, and Jason is kind of the third son of the family.
Remy is Derek’s little brother. As the youngest son, he grew up with Derek and Jason’s pranks.
But now, Remy isn’t a kid anymore, and Jason noticed it. While Remy is gay open and out, Jason is bisexual and in the closet.

So when the sparks fire between them, and attraction and desire consume them, Jason doesn’t want to lose his surrogate family and Remy refuses to believe that his first crush can be nothing more than a hook up during the holidays.
I can’t tell you that I disliked the book, but I can’t tell you that I liked it either.

Jason has a dysfunctional family; his mother is an alcoholic junkie and his father a workaholic leaving his son to deal with his wife. He spends all his time with Derek’s family, and when he hit puberty, he realized that he was attracted to Remy, but too confused about that. I can understand it, that he was confused about his sexuality. So when he kisses Remy, bam, the gate was open, and all his buried feelings flood him, and he became an enamoured man.
Remy is gay proud and out, but he broke up with his BF who cheated on him. So when he saw Jason, he wasn’t ready for something more than a fling during the holidays. I understand it. But when Jason starts to make it clear that he wants more, Remy was all like, “Noooo, we can’t, and I don’t want to be serious,” and in the meantime, his was sending dickfies (it’s like a selfie but with a dick). It was annoying.

It wasn’t a bad story, but it was too superficial for me.
For example, Jason decided to deal with his parents. He took him a 2-hour conversation, and tadaaaa, Daddy decided to get help for mommy.
Or, Derek had a difficult breakup, because the guy was accusing his GF of cheating on him with Jason. So he was all moody on his couch, drinking alcohol. Jason tries to help him. And Derek told him that he was sure Jason slept with his GF and his ex-GF too btw. So if I summarize correctly; the guy that you know for 20 years, the guy that stood by your side every time you needed him, the guy who doesn’t have a family, this guy that you call your best friend, you’re ready to punch him and accusing him of betraying you for a girl you barely knew. But while I wanted to throat punch Derek, Jason just reacted like, “Oh it stings, but we’ll be fine.”

It’s too bad, because the story wasn’t bad, and Jason and Remy are adorable. Their sexting was fun to read too, and the end is a beautiful HEA.

So, it’s 3.5 OpmtimuMMs for them.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***


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